Summer 2022 Faculty Appointments on Sponsored Funds
April 4, 2022 4:01 PM

Dear Colleagues,

With the end of the academic year in sight, we know that many units have started planning for the transition to summer work schedules. While summer often brings the promise of uninterrupted time to devote to research and scholarship, it is important to fully understand federal regulations related to summer salary.

As summer 2022 appointments are made, in compliance with the campus Policy on Effort and Compensation on Sponsored Projects and federal guidance, it is our expectation that college and departmental administration, business and HR staff will work together with faculty to enter summer appointments that compensate faculty for the sponsored work that they conduct during the summer. Critically, if a faculty member plans to engage in activities that aren’t allowed on a sponsored project during a given pay period, non-sponsored funds must be allocated to cover a portion of salary costs.  

If you are a faculty member who intends to be paid on sponsored funds during the summer of 2022, please review the Policy and talk with departmental staff to make sure that your appointment is structured to correspond to your summer plans as you request your summer appointment. This is an important step in fulfilling our institutional responsibility to accurately represent summer effort to our research sponsors.

Some additional information is available at

You are welcome to contact Melanie Loots ( in the OVCRI if you have questions.


Andreas C. Cangellaris
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

Susan A. Martinis
Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

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